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The Immortal Hama (Liu Hai), represented by Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya, kamuro Shirabe and Matsuno (Gama, Tamaya uchi Hanamurasaki, Shirabe, Matsuno), from the series Eight Immortals in the Art of Love (Enchû hassen)

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MFA impressions: 11.14351, 21.6570

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Bing collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1793–94 (Kansei 5–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #83.8, and pl. 122; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 123-4 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 23.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6570

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints